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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
homes and residents on treasure island. >>> creating science projects out of scrap. >> it's so cool and so weird and wacky and different. looking at them just gets you excited about, wow, what is that thing. >> how a local teach developed a nonprofit that helped thousands of classrooms. >>> protesters are putting pressure on the district attorney to throw the book at the officer who killed young andy lopez. i'll have a live report coming up. >>> seven weeks after the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old at the hands of a sheriff's deputy, changes could be headed to the county. some question whether if it's enough. we're live where a protest is underway tonight. >> reporter: protesters have gathered at a veterans building. they want the da to throw the book at the officer who killed andy lopez. the board of supervisors today signaled they're willing to support some reforms. >> i believe andy has given us the opportunity to build the community and improve quality of life. >> reporter: they're committed to making that happen. seven weeks after the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez b
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
reading, math and science. what changes need to be made to ensure future generations can compete in a global economy? we have that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for this tuesday, december 3rd. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. i'm tyler mathisen. remember how great the month november was for stock investors, records and consecutive weeks of gains? hold that thought because so far december has gone the other way. fast. in fact, the dow and s&p 500 today ended lower for a third straight session. logging their biggest three-day decline in two months. some on wall street say stock prices are too high and they are taking profits and there is a pull back and this is the start of it, or maybe consumer spending, soggy so far this holiday season or the fed's seeing the blowout auto sales? we'll start pairing back on stimulus soon. whatever the reason the market sold off again today. the dow ending well off the lows of the session, however, nevertheless down 94 points and closing below 16,000, as you see there. the nasdaq was down eight and the s&p 500 lost five dipping bac
Comedy Central
Dec 3, 2013 9:30am PST
right out of science fiction. it leaves my with only one question: why does it take so long? i want my stuff now! and i know how to get it. so put on your future hat, jeff bezos because i've cooked up an idea that will bring buying as we know it to a new level. close your eyes and picture this. i'm going to keep my eyes open because i have to read these words here but everybody else, here's the idea. amazon locations that customers can walk into and buy things! (laughter) and the inventory would be arranged not as dropdow dropdows but rows of physical merchandise a customer can actually touch! and instead of waiting precious minutes for a drone to arrive they can place their selections into a wheeled basket conveyance. it's inspired by your web site's abstract cart graphic. (laughter) thus, they have the products instantly. i call it amazon live. call me, bezos. your money and my idea we can have these spending habit opportunity places-- or shops, as i call them-- up and running by 2025. we'll be right back. (cheers and applause) uuuuuuuuuuu (cheers and applause). >> stephen: welcome b
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
in san francisco. we know at the academy of science. i think that that the science is pretty clear folks speak it the science this is a scientific reality. so we' so we're looking at the offer lap especially in the regulating agrees we are going to need help and some kind of data and assistance if the goal is to address folks are going to what-do-you-call-it - there's a word called mail >> stamps. they're doing sentences with butterflies in it. i think it's important this is a process. i think 20e7b9d we're setting a process we're going to need some board support. and i think we can get there. this is a stationmaster of doing that. so i support with sxhoits is doing but, of course, we want to hear from the public first unless there's any more comments from the commission >> you know sometimes it's not what you do but how you do it. i like to finish it if wasn't for the restocking of those reservoirs you wouldn't be able to fish in some of those places. as a kid i'm a bonus lover so i'm the kind of person you know don't kill it i'll take it outside. i literally have a photo of pictu
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
with new breakthroughs in the study of medical science, including aids and mental health. this morning on the "washington journal" we want to focus on the nih and give you an opportunity to find out more about the agency. francis s. collins joins us live. >> it is great to be here. >> you are the director of the nih. what is your objective? guest: we are the largest searcher -- researcher in the world. we focus on how life works at the most detailed level, and partly to apply that and come up with new insights that will prevent and treat disease. we support tens of thousands of grants across the country, conducted by our world's most cutting-edge scientists who are working from everything from cancer, to hiv-aids, two timers -- o all alzheimer's. you name it. we want to talk more about that, in terms of sequestration. you form to this as part of the department of health and human services. what is your budget? how many people work for the and age? billion.9 the number of people who work for us focus on the work that we do from the grants that we give across the country, and some global
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
pressure on the government? good luck. center for science in the public interest is doing that, but nothing has happened so far. legislation has a very long on- ramp. it takes a long time to make anybody do anything in congress. and part of that is due to corporate lobbying. other strategies, so far nothing. how about the farm bill? price subsidies create market distortion. it would be much better to get rid of all the subsidies and let every foodstuff reach it's appropriate market capitalization. that would work nicely. the problem is, the food industry would have a cow. the question is -- is that ok? is it ok for the food industry to have a cow? i think it is. finally, legal actions. this is the statement that got me to law school. the hyderabad statement. from an indian public health for. all significant advances in public health require and involve the use of law. when i heard that, i went, yes. that is exactly right. and that is why i came to hastings to get my masters. much shorter on-ramp. you can actually make something happen. you can do regulation through litigation. it is the mos
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
most of the rest of the world in reading, math and science. also new insight on how men and women's brains are different. and macy's is taken to task for allegedly racially profiling shoppers. we begin though tonight with break news in the new york train wreck that took the lives of four people and sent dozens more to the hospital. now, the engineer william rockefeller, may have been dozing off before his train flew off the tracks going 82 miles per hour on a curve made for 30. with us tonight nick robertson who just talked to mr. rockefeller's attorney chief international correspondent christiane amanpour and cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin and -- >> you talked to the attorney. what did he have to say? >> he said the engineer had a good night's sleep, he went to bed at 8:30 in the evening, got up at 3:30 in the morning. turned up at work at 5:00 and had no issues getting on the train, driving the train. but he says that moment before -- at some point before he got to the curve he moment airily lost his concentration. he said he was in a daze. the lawyer even doesn't really quite k
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
litmus test in which to judge a country school system. it meant a student's ability in math science and reading let's look at the latest results map to see shanghai singapore hong kong the first three positions number one two and three respectively france in the uk number twenty five and twenty six to the total of sixty five countries measured in these surveys. science results showing much the same kind of results that east asian. school systems scoring the highest shanghai hong kong singapore once again number one two and three friends and the uk in mid twenties and the literacy results opening much the same thing with the station systems scoring the highest france and uk also in those middle rankings in the mid twenties. that's always the asian country's top the world rankings that's pretty clear european countries such as france and uk struggling to compete france in particular sliding down the ratings and rankings despite spending more on its goals then other countries in the and today we ask how to prepare today's kids for tomorrow's world and make sure they leave school with a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 8:45pm EST
explanations of natural regularities, what we call science, provide progressively compelling evidence against the claims of revealed religion as such. so the more science explains, it is thought, the less room there is for god. this view turns out to be the result of contingent and often unknowingly held metaphysical assumptions with immediate -- medieval roots the historical significance of these assumptions became unexpectedly important starting in the 17th 17th century because of the ways in which controversy in the reformation era unintentionally marginalized theological discourse about god in the natural word. that leaves scientific and fifth sol cal discower discough of trying to talk about god. in chapter 2, the protestant reformation are analyzed as the two mores important and related means by which attempts were made to ground truth claims by those who rejected immediate evil christianant. thatthat's has unintended pleasurisms based on the bible and reason. impasses and the rear familiar -- reformation era helped -- but historically, and empirically. reason alone, ha
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
. math, reading, science, american teenagers are walking behind their peers in asia and in europe. so what is going wrong here? twenty now is mark schneider, and a frmer commissioner on the natinal center and mark, thanks for joining me today. this is the u.s. world education drinking. and in math, u.s. studen ranked 31st down from 25 and 2009. does this concern you? >> not as much as youmight think. the fall of our education system is all overstated. sure, we should be doing better, but the fact of the matter is the numbers don't tell us anything about the economic fure of the united states and where we are going or even what to do about it. gerri: i have plenty of stats for that. t let me show you this. thirty-five countries scored higher, science, 27 scored higher, reading, 23 scored higher. lately some of the countries that are ahead of us. vietnam, ireland, poland, at the end of the day, if you don't agree with the numbers, do they tell a broad story that is basically accurate? >>well, in genel, it's a legitimate test. the problem is we are going to get all upset about these outc
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
have. so as a nation, we're falling behind. industrialized nations, 14th in reading, 17th in science, 25th in math. 34 nations. we're a better nation than that. to compete and remain internationally globally competitive, we have to change and we haven system to address the needs of our employers. it up to you open guys, but before we do that, manziel y, is johnny going to win the heisman again? >> i don't have a clue. i played six-man football. >> you're an aggie, you're yeah, baby, yeah. >> i don't have an idea. he is fun to watch play. here's what i will project. i will make a prediction -- that i'm very confident in and that is that texas a&m will beat the lsu this weekend in football. >> all right. lsu fans out here. >> bring that on, bobby jindal. >> come on, bobby. come on. >> let's open it up for questions. >> going to beat baylor. >> lsu -- >> we have a microphone? hand held microphone? okay, shout it out. >> that could be good. that could be good. >> can i ask the first question? first question. >> thank you. > what governor kasich said, not to say anything away from educati
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 11:35pm PST
-webster dictionary announced their word for 2013. their word is science. first of all, i think it's cute that they think we're still using dictionaries. but they base this decision on how many times the word science was looked up on their website. searches for the word science increased 176%. but my theory is, people were trying to type side boob and it auto corrected. because who is looking up fot word science. like looking up the word dirt. it's dirt. i don't know. if you ask me, the real world of the year is cumberbatch, this year. [ cheers and applause ] as i mentioned earlier, we have an eclectic mix of guests tonight. so i wanted to figure out a way to bring them together, and i think we have. here now is the reading of the actual lyrics from r. kelly's song "genius" from the forthcoming album "black panties." i give you oscar nominee, benedict cumberbatch. >> so freakin' -- i can't wait to turn you on. you got me like la la la la la. baby. it's how you make me feel. baby. i can feel your body flowers, while i'm kissing on your sides. you got me, like, la la la la. baby. antic
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 8:30am PST
might be agreement on that. i think the science and the art are to the point for the big questions and big answers, there's a lot of consensus on that. i would take comfort on that. >> i agree with that. >> i think it was a joke, engineers talking about them. our buildings are not that difficult to access. people would be able to point out 90 percent with clear consensus. there might be differences on details like brick foundation. there are things people would see as unique. you should have comfort, i don't know, if it's the registered structural >> it's abag.gov. within the earthquake section, there's information about retrofitting wood structures and a list of engineers. a lot of these are single family. i think there are engineers listed there too. i might be wrong. it's a great resource and the associations staff went through and looked at them. if you are a contractor, you might want to get in there. it's free advertising. >> i have to say, in san francisco, we have so many difficult buildings. these are all one off buildings. it requires an engineer to take a look. >> not ju
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:50pm PST
not science of guns under the state's crisis. moral tomorrow you who might have on his own mind about a lot of us all that good and its prospects of ours from my problems was like this you can bundle up when the storm that's the most hopeless of evidence published a book about it. most of the home of the spots open to the seaside the superdome. on the spot market that he couldn't pitch that was all that within two months at a walmart to buy these as the coconut cents the cover. i was recently got about six p lucky that got me back to the sea project in the northern province of body out. we have a ripple the dotted line is stepping up attacks on state workers ahead of presidential elections due in a pinch when t for teen fattening security concerns as forty troops today to withdraw from the country by the end of next year. but cavity into until i get to see project yvonne still get caught and show them. the booklet and a tool in blogging the project and just one of the seven book has gone down so high the devil do was get up to security to fish in it's awfully to keep people safe
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
itself as a religion. on the other hand, builds itself a science. that's her scientology comes to. a technology that this is not really a pulley system. this is a step icepack guaranteed to succeed latter to spiritual unlike men. our ron hubbard had a perfect understanding of the human mind. if you follow these types, you will achieve a kind of enlightenment. god doesn't play a big role in scientology. there's a place for him. eight dynamics. i won't go into too much of the terminology. at the peak there's a place that's infinite, but not a clearly felt outlay. scientology will tell you you could be a southern baptist or jehovah's witnesses still be a scientologist. but a product that doesn't seem to be the case. people are urged away from other belief systems to be fully subscribers to scientology. >> he touched on the entertainers and you read a lot about that in the tabloids newspapers. i was wondering about their counterparts in the political scheme of things on both the national and state levels they are, how much influence do they have like the attorney general i think one time
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
research that basic and clinical and i in love not only with the concept of discovery and science that has to do with health but the extraordinary electricity of atmosphere here at the nih. new york for a year to complete the training as a en came back here senior scientist and have been here ever since. place.n extraordinary and diversity and interaction and communication is sometimes jokewe around but it isn't a joke. i would do it for nothing if i opportunity. it's such an exciting experience. appreciate the chance to talk to you and other experts on show our audience going there. this past week president talking aids aids as part of world day and another $1 million in aids resoeufplt here's what the had to saeufplt i want your reaction afterwards. announcedd aids day i drug llion for the aids assistance program which help people pay for life saving medications. was so ime the need great that over 9,000 people were on the wait list. vowed to get those numbers down. as of last week we have cleared the wait list. to zero and we'll it back.ing to get [applause] so we're making progress. we
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
science. web application development is a proven science. companies do it all the time. >> luke, i asked you and you said for a million bucks you could do it. >> right. the user interface is just the automation of a 12-page paper form. that's a slam dunk for any web development company. easy, straightforward. the back end stuff, more complicated but very doable. this doesn't need to be a silicon valley space project. this is braead and butter. >> how much? >> under a million for the front end. >> total, start to finish. >> i would agree with mr. kennedy in the $5 million to $10 million range. >> we spent hundreds of millions. we may go up to a billion on this stupid thing. it's still screwed up. >> yeah. >> none of the contractors are ever held accountable for delivering crap. >> it's crap. >>le talking with martin bosh earlier, another hacker. amazing the type of security you can build. nothing rocket science. you can do it. >> people think this is bad? think of the health care. beside it is cancellations forced into the plan, you can't keep your doctor the. you're paying more mon
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
fresno it takes science to combat the freezing temperatures and save nearly half a million dollars in crops. farmers burned hundreds of cardboard bins filled with peach pits creating heat that fans disperse over the trees. the chill in the air certainly is putting people in the mood for the holiday. >> chief meteorologist paul deanno in walnut creek where people are trying to ride it out. >> reporter: everybody has the jacket on. we are about two hours away from the holiday festival of lights. there's going to be a tree lighting to my right a couple blocks down. we are talking cold though. walnut creek you scratched and clawed your way to 50 for a high. this is where we are now at the kpix 5 mobile weather lab. 47.6 degrees. by the time we finish the 6:00 newscast we'll be around 40. we are under a freeze warning again tonight. nearly as cold this morning as -- or will be tomorrow. widespread medical 20s to low 30s once again and teens once again in the north bay where you had 16 degrees this morning in healdsburg and napa. video to show you of the icy morning lots of frost. maybe it
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
cooperation and development oecd evaluates reading and applied skills in math and science to be three years and urbanization on tuesday released its two thousand and twelve assessment of five hundred ten thousand students from sixty five countries and territories. japanese students did better in all three areas compared to two thousand and nine. asian students dominated the top ranks in the latest survey teams from chennai. i came first in all categories as they did in two thousand and nine. hong kong placed second in reading and science and third in that. an expert on academic testing has this to say the students in asia seem to have a strong belief that with mosley took place in a high ranking university which in turn leads to a stable future. professor for the sustenance and a balk countries tend to be less motivated to study he says the japanese government is to come up with ways to foster an interest in learning the chinese government leaders are trying to contain what they see as rebels who want to split the country some members of the muslim community of wheat beers are demandi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:30pm EST
. the center for science interest regards the lead lobbyist force for healthy food spent $70,000. $47 million versus $70,000. what are the lobbying efforts on behalf of our children's meals. >> i would like to talk about what happens at the government level when the meal pattern is developed, the food pyramid and those kinds of things are established. but what i can talk to you about is what happens in the school cafeteria. we have made significant changes. i've been a school food service director for over 20 years and i've seen the changes that has happened to our food programs. theres "s" nothinthere is nothid but that we've made great strides. food lobbyists are going to be here. they're going stay around. they are in it to make money. that's the reality. we, however, don't want that to happen on the backs of our children, and we're very concerned that the food that we serve our children is healthy. >> michelle, pick up on that. the booe food and beverage industry doubled. what kind of influence do you get. >> you have pizza as a vegetable. let's look at what happens when th they'r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
and doing it in a unique way. this is a show about science by scientists. let's check out our team of hardcore nerds. lindsey miran is a cia operative and analyst. tonight, high tech crime stoppers. shots fired in the night. cops pinpoint the crime scene. how do they do it? the new science of solving crime. crystal dilworth is a scientist. if you think wine making is old school, think good. the newest ways of making wine.
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
changing inventions i think will be incredibly useful. this is the role of life science it is why years ago mayor replenishing and newsom and now i get it add my years of support to build this incredible innovation center the life science center we we call mission bay and a dog patch. i want to give a shout out to j cross-examination morgan chase they'll given us a gift. that's incredibly wonderful (clapping.) and again, i think it nurtures the whole spirit of our city. this is the innovation capital of world. i keep saying that and every time i turn around there's another example that were this is the melting right here of what's been happening in mission bay it invites so much of our young talent to join the successful efforts of large and small companies the talent that uc provides. we only have a small role in the city we realize how important it is about timing. and when people need it our staff comes through with it. i thank todd and others who are working with him because when the call comes in we need something it act fast to keep the most memory done they're there they take me
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
significant or part of an eir or a science report. and so you can say a google map of the vidal and garsis and this is where the trees were taken off and where the trees were taken down and these go to the safety concerns and these were two-man crew and nobody is flagging and this is low impact and this is off, brotherhood way, and this is what, the permit presumably was for, i don't know, there was nothing posted, anywhere in the park merced. and warner says that he is an account manager for the company, and here he is vp business development for the entire san francisco area. this is a hayward company. and i would like to know where the san francisco office is. >> these are all flagging and are all pedestrians and not to be confused with the flaggers and the muni busers and the garbage caravan and they shut down a second street and i have codes in other relevant issues if you want... >> thank you, knee other public comment on this item? >> hello? >> so i was out there and i saw no signs. and we called the department, 3113 days in a row, four of us 12 complaints and with all due respect t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am EST
science. >> vegetables are important for your health, so today i have chosen dried spinach. >> reporter: but it is not all serious science on board, this canadian ott row naught introduced millions to life on the space station this year. his songs written and recorded in space and his prolific photography are hugely popular online. the station is expected to be operational for the next 15 years, in that time, let's hope the technologies and findings developed will justify the cost. >>> the founder of a french firm that sold breast implants has been sentenced for fraud. he has also been fined $103,000. the company sold faulty products, around 300,000 women worldwide. causing a health care in 2011. four former managers have also been convicted. >>> 18 current and former policemen in los angeles have been charged for corruption and misconduct, the fbi has been investigating acquisitions that the officers abuse prisoners. >>> a vehicle was on its way to a waste storage facility when it was stolen in in december. it caused the atomic watchdog to issue an alert >> now back to nel
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 8:30pm PST
development's your oecd in any way to reading and applying skills in math and science at the three years. here is easton on tuesday released its two thousand and twelve assessments of the five hundred and ten thousand students from sixty five countries and territories japanese institute that and all three areas compared to two thousand and nine. agency has dominated the top ranking believe this is a teams from shanghai came first in all categories as they did in two thousand i con con place second in reading and science and third in math. spread on academic testing has this to say the students teenagers seem to have a strong belief that with mosley took place in a high ranking university which in turn leads to a stable future. this is because as stated in developed countries tend to be less motivated to study he says the japanese government needs to come up with ways to foster an interest in learning. i knew i. a demon that are breaking with tradition are finding jobs in workplaces traditionally dominated by men but challenges remain even for women who are skilled acceptance in the workp
LINKTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
recognized by the academy of science. >> using hair cells to help the blind see again, for this french scientist, the goal behind a decade's work, just recognized by the academy of science. >> our laboratory's innovation has taken a hair, cultivated its cells, and reprogrammed those cells to form cornea cells. >> the corneas protects the iris and the pupil. it can be destroyed in an accident, by burns, or infection. in such cases, the eye goes opaque, causing blindness. nowadays scientists are able to repair the cornea with grafts from donors, like those in this container. 42,000 people are currently awaiting for a cornea trance plarnt around the world, however, the number of donors pales in comparison. but grafting corneas from hair cells could bridge this gap. the next step, human testing. >> well, up may know that french cooking has been distinguished with world cultural heritage status from the u.n., but it's no longer the only country. the u.n. has given japan's cuisine the same honor. it uses seasonal ingredients, unique taste, time-consuming preparation, and a style of ea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. this is a show about science by this is a show about science by scin histories. scin histories. kyle hill is an engineer, and kyle hill is an engineer, and he's investigating head-to-head he's investigating head-to-head combat and cutting edge combat and cutting edge technology that can help to technology that can help to detect a concussion before detect a concussion before it's it's too late. too late. >> lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. >> lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. operative. operative. she was packaging that can one she was packaging that can one day replace day replace
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
a little less trendy. ities number one word of 2013 is science. there was a 176% increase in searches for science on its website. >>> well, truly free credit scores are coming. a number of credit card companies are going to be offering monthly reports along with your bill. if you think you already know your credit score, you may be surprised. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains what you think is a fico score may actually be a fake-o score. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: it seems everyone is trying to cash in. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: claiming to give it to you for free. but what you may not know is the credit score you get here isn't the one the lender actually looks at. >> to know exactly where you stand, it's better to get a fico score than a fake-o score. >> reporter: he calls the scores you get from sites like these fake-o scores generated by credit unions. they are not the proprietary fico scores used to determine the consumer's interest rate for over 80% of all loans. and rideout says the two scores are rarely the same. for instance, my fico score is actually 14 poin
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
of chicken to do with each given knowledge in bulk and science in the catheter i'm us defence if it takes on kate arrived in caucus on on monday hoping to improve street signs on and taunts the propositions about the use of jones. he has professed spent in chief to visit the stump up an almost forty s is also the press cup ranking he was sufficient to meet and that the he cheney who was appointed us chief of august on spa for tommy got smart. the killing of a prominent sunni down hotspots of the assets of ten and violence once again encompassed on the country was hit by bike splits attending violence not walk this is for high income sometimes nice to see t of the moon on monday. thousands of supporters of the army soon inflation on a lake east of the secret to this week's post. it's time to pick just the beginning of the td and one non nationals who didn't mind. he is seventy days and it's the beginning of the non response often they don't and that the situation was finally out of control. why did i die today. neil did. my day. ascendancy instrumentalist mostly seem content to someh
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
systematized the science of perspective which was to dominate western pictorial space until the 20th century. in masaccio's fresco of the trinity-- probably constructed with brunelleschi's advice on architecture-- classical columns and a monumental barrel vault frame the figures of christ and god, the father. here is the interaction of painting, architecture, and the mathematical analysis of space that was unique to the florentine renaissance. 1n 1419, brunelleschi had begun the hospital of the innocente. it was the first orphanage in europe to be funded by public donations, and the architecture is a delicate blending of the roman and the romanesque. it was brunelleschi's architecture which the painter fra angelico depicted in his fresco of the annunciation, which awaits you at the top of the stairs of the monastery of san marco. fra angelico lived and worked here, decorating the monastery with scenes from the new testament-- scenes striking for their simplicity and serenity. inside the cells, the world seems to retreat, leaving a single image suspended like a spiritual vision. the buildings
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
to the 15th during computer science education week. >> the idea is to get a one-hour basic introduction to the field that is sort of behind this veil of mystery, this veil that separates the average person from the mark zuckerburg. >> reporter: to help educators introduce the topic to students, code.org has compiled a range of lessons. mark zuckerburg may not draw them in, but angry birds might. >> each level you progress through the game you're learning a little bit more how computer science works. >> reporter: westboro middle school in south san francisco is one of 10,000 schools across the globe planning to participate. >> gets them really to understand how to go about doing certain tasks and understanding the benefits of technology. >> reporter: hour of code is backed by dozens of tech companies and luminaries like twitter co-founder jack dorsey and bill gates. >> i wrote a program that played ticktacktoe. >> reporter: file sharing service dropbox is donating storage for the event. ceo drew howston hopes students get as hooked on coding as he did. >> my dad showed me ho
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
is known for its insdunt and this is a fun way to combine the science and arts. the yerba buena benefit district is dedicated to improving the life of folks. ? how the district is working with the city in partnership on the yerba buena street life plan. it's a plan and violation road map for large projects. this is one of the larger projects. we've done artful bike racks their cool and creative. we're going to have a bike core wall relay. our plans will have a cleaner air doc station. for free were going to improve the alleys and adding after the ethics sidewalks. the goal of those projects is to facilitate action and promote pedestrian life and ultimately community pride. the yerba buena is proud to work with the city and the composure to your memory to design and implement this important project. on behalf of the yerba buena and the property owners that fund it i want to thank mayor ed lee and supervisor kim and their amazing support for the yerba buena work to help improve the quality of life. i want to thank spur this gentleman has been an amazing companion and deserves the
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
to come up broke >> so how many cities have a mayor that can name science. i don't think any other than san francisco it's amazing. but we're here to celebrate this combrart. i have been in incubators all over the world i've never seen one like this. it's done with care ease one thing we know about science it's all about teams. there's a special individual or a great idea but it's how teams win. the way it's put together in the shared labs and the dynamic dow conceived the garage. how many of you have gotten a tour of the facilities. then you know they started in the q v b believe and had a desk and lab beverage and maybe if they progressed this was do you go brainchild to now so many applicants they've created 4 hundred jobs by all the companies they've started. 62 companies are in the garages down there and it's not like the affidavit packard or hewitt's those are good. and start up in a box to teach scientists how to start a company should they start one and how they go about it one hundred and 40 teams have done that in this incubator. and loophole investors have put in $40 mil
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
. students are average in reading and science, below average in math. the u.s. came in 36 out of 65 developed countries between the slovak republican and lithuania. students in shanghai are more than two years ahead of the peers in massachusetts. the u.s. did better in reading, 24th in the world rankings. number one, shanghai again. science, the u.s. came in number 28 on that list. the top performer? you guessed it. shanghai, china. the u.s. will not get the most improved award. the u.s. fell in all three subjects from 2009 to 2012. u.s. education secretary arne duncan says it points a picture of education stagnation. is the u.s. falling behind or is everyone else getting better? i sat down with candy crowley and christiane amanpour and asked why the u.s. is falling behind. >> what is the problem with education? we keep throwing money at it. the interesting statistics are that the u.s. spends a huge amount of money on education, it doesn't spend as much as other countries which are currently doing better on disadvantaged schools. in other countries doing better in the public educati
LINKTV
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
three decades. a deputy director at the chinese academy of social sciences, that's a government think tank. li said china's gdp will end up at 7.7%, the same as last year. growth will fall slightly next year to around 7.5%. >> translator: china's economy has already passed through a period of rapid growth and is now experiencing moderate growth, higher quality, and efficiency. >> the central government will no longer compete to post higher growth. he said china needs to push ahead with reforms and noted governments are saddled with large debts and belt tightening is one reason growth will start to slow. he said companies will also become more reluctant to invest in their plants, because they are trying to cope with excessive output and the increasing cost of borrowing funds. officials began a meeting on tuesday to finalize economic policies next year. attention now focused on whether policy makers will lower the annual growth target, which was set around 7.5% this year. >>> moving on to the markets now, european equities are holding their ground. the federal reserves policy meeting ne
LINKTV
Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
funded all of his real science projects and he had $7,000 left -- what could we do on that tropical glacier for $7,000? and i remember telexing back and saying, "i think we can get there." the idea was to bring a drill from antarctica and fly this thing up to the summit, drill the core, put the cores in a helicopter, fly it out. this helicopter -- we'd be flying along at 19,000 feet, and it would just fall like a rock. i mean, it's clear air. and the pilot's eyes were big. i'm sure ours were, too. after two attempts, they said, "there's no way. we can't even get close to the ice cap." you just couldn't do it. so we failed in our mission to drill the ice field. and that's when we came up with the idea of solar power. the beauty of that is that they're panels. and you can put six panels to a horse, and you can transport your power supply to the edge of the ice, carry it up on the summit, assemble the array, and power your drill. turned out that that solar power was just beautiful. the fact is, we actually drilled not one but two cores to bedrock using that solar-powered drill. and we
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
leading, math and science scores of children around the world. where does the united states rank? stick around. bill: why the nfl will not air this commercial. >> for my family's safety is my highest priority. i am responsible for their protection. in the nation, we know how you feel about your car. so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. because what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love, love is strange just another way we put members first. because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ baby... ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ bill: disgusting, risque, but the nfl drawing the line when it comes to this spot. >> aim responsible for their protection. and no one has the right to tell me how to defend them. so i have chosen the most effective tool. bill: that spot is defending second amendment rights for the big game. super bowl ad or not, it's getting a lot of attention. it's gone viral online already. martha: disappointing news about america's education system. according to the latest survey when it comes to major subjects like math, reading a
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
simulation center, which is opening in january. >> sure. the simulation center is part of our health sciences complex where you look at where medicine is going. we are trying to really force all of the education around medicine to be patient centric and make everyone realize you need a team approach. that also involves looking at using technology, to teach people how to do things. the way i was trained where i had to do one and then observe one, do one and teach one. we now have simulation for everything. unbelievable in terms of the technology. whoa have a mannequin who will deliver baby, et cetera. so it's extremely high tech. and that summation center, in my opinion, would be best in the midatlantic area when we open it in january. >> that sounds fascinating. >> absolutely. >> a mannequin delivering a baby? >> that's absolutely right. >> physical plant, new dorms, new buildings going up. >> that's right. two new residence halls are going up. atmosphere on the campus and keep as many of our students on the campus. it helps with student life. that's going on. i think again it will be a state
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
strength as well as he challenged us all to not just acknowledge the science of climate change, do understand that it is real and happening, but to also charge the cabinet to take immediate action. call me biased, but i believe it was his best speeches so far, although he is not done yet, i'm quite sure. climated through his action plan as well, which outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps that the epa and other agencies across the toinistration are now taking cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in international discussions. as you know, in september, epa proposed urban pollution standards for new power plants using our authority that congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant labor --ations our proposals regulations are proposals that would impact new facilities being constructed. new would ensure any facilities from this poin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
science at m.i.t. and just this wednesday she testified before congress. it is great to speak with yo you{^l" ^}. for those who haven't had the benefit of watching your tech talk, will you tell me about your work, and everyone is watching about your work in planetary exploration. >> sure, tony, it's great to be here. to summarize it in a nutshell we want to know if there are other planets like earth out there. ranging from computer programming, and hubble telescope to planning separati e exploration. >> is there an earth twin out there? >> we don't have enough evidence to say anywhere near for sure there is an earth twin. but our data so far shows that small planets are common. they are everywhere we look. we do find small planets. >> what are bio signatures? and what do they tell us? >> well, bio signature gasses haven't yet been found on another planet beyond earth but they are gasses in an atmosphere that are produced by life. oxygen, what we need to survive, is here in huge quantities. without life on earth, planet and other photo synthetic life, we wouldn't have oxygen at all. if
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
and there are all sorts of those that are science and technologies and the term artificial island and there are all sorts of mechanisms to pursue modernity as defined by the government and all of this is pursued by construction projects and the importance of this is not just in changing the early infrastructure. but in tying the state and bringing within the orbit of the state in the employ of the state, qatari business and entrepreneurs in each of these cities that are being built, one city, for example, slightly north and within it, there is doha land. not too different from disneyland. there is something called doha land. in and all of these are construction development projects, few of which the business community is drawn into the business community orbiting the state and political stability is in many ways purchased. political stability is insured. so there's remarkable political stability, which ties the business community for example in kuwait to the state division in its pursuit of development and modernistic projects. last but not least, the fourth element in qatar's success
CNBC
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
, along with predispositions to deadly diseases. you probably know that science has made giant leaps in detecting and treating some of those illnesses, but what you probably don't know is that at the same time, biotech companies have been patenting human genes. that's right. whether you like it or not, a vital part of who you are may now belong to someone else. >> let me just examine him. >> people are worried more than ever about how the chemicals we're exposed to are affecting our health. among them, a family of chemicals used in everyday plastics known as phthalates, which congress banned in toys after a study by dr. shanna swan. welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm lesley stahl. we'll be exploring the world of science in this episode. later we'll bring you morley safer's story about the human genome patents being awarded to biotech companies and the proprietary control they now have over part of who you are. and then my report on a ubiquitous chemical called phthalates, which is in everything from perfume to children's toys, but which may also be causing birth defects. but first, stev
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. in the end does it mean trying to get legalisation of drugs across the board? >> no, a third or a little more of our work focuses on ending marge prohibition in the u.s. and around the world. beginning with medical marijuana, and now, of course, with 58% of men's saying let's regulate. that's the focus. with the other drugs some membership would say legalize it all. most would say legalize marijuana, tax and regulate it. stop criminalizing people for drug possession. make a commitment to treating it. for those determined to get their drugs. they'll get it from the black market. look at what the europeans have done, allowing heroin addicts getting heroin from clinics. that's not legalisation, it's a policy advancing public safety. >> if prohibition and punishment as the main punishments is breaking up, why is that happening now? >> there are many reasons. now we are seeing the public health outcomes of the failed policies, that's mostly in europe. we are seeing in latin america the violence that is increasing significantly
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